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Welcome to the 2021 Principles of GI for the NP and PA!

GI practices are increasingly looking for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to provide initial screening and treatment of patients prior to care by a physician. The Principles of Gastroenterology for the NP and PA (Principles of GI) course provides GI-specific clinical and practice management instruction that enables NPs and PAs to work effectively in diverse practice settings. Course sessions touch on the basics of managing patients with a broad range of GI conditions/disorders and are led by physicians, experienced advanced practice providers (APPs) and other experts.

Though this course will be virtual, interaction with faculty, as well as peer-to-peer networking through panel discussion and breakout sessions, will be integral components of the conference to ensure attendees acquire the knowledge they need.


  • Live virtual conference.
  • Post-event on-demand course.

Learning Objectives:

APPs will learn the basics of managing patients with a broad range of GI conditions. This year's course will feature in-depth learning on upper and lower GI disorders including EoE, IBD cases and IBD pharmacology, IBS, CRC screening, liver and pancreatic disease.

Course Directors:

  • John Clarke, MD, AGAF
  • Kimberly Kearns, MS, ANP-BC

Course Directors Elect

  • Kian Keyashian, MD
  • Jody Weckwerth, PA-C


To register for the meeting, click the Registration tab. Pricing is below:


Early Bird
(by July 2, 2021)

(starting July 3, 2021)